Christian received her Bachelor's in Biology in 2007 from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She then began working in the field as a Laboratory Analyst for a fuel refinery in Southwest Louisiana. After the refinery, Christian began working on her Master's of Arts in Teaching and started teaching secondary Biology. She then moved to her Master's of Biology and began instructing Intro to Biology at the Community College in her hometown. Professor Abshire lives in Big Flats with her daughter Emmalynn and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at TC3.